Feb 27, 2020
For eleven years from 2009 to 2019, the planes of NASA’s Operation IceBridge flew above the Arctic, Antarctic and Alaska, gathering data on the height, depth, thickness, flow and change of sea ice, glaciers and ice sheets.
Apr 30, 2019
The Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation (GEDI) on the space station beams laser light down to Earth to reveal the height and density of trees and vegetation.
Apr 18, 2019
Living 3D versions of human organs called Tissue Chips are being sent to the International Space Station to be studied in microgravity.
Sun, Earth’s Space Environment
Apr 14, 2019
NASA is using sounding rockets to study the cusp, a point where the magnetic bubble that surrounds our planet dips inward and touches down to Earth.
Apr 3, 2019
The relationship between a successful exploration mission and balanced nutrition is vital in the extreme vastness of outer space.
Sun, Our Sun
Mar 27, 2019
As NASA prepares to send astronauts and spacecraft long distances through space, scientists are keeping an eye on the weather. Space weather.
Mar 20, 2019
2019 is an excellent year to look to the sky and enjoy the spectacular view of Earth’s nearest neighbor, the Moon.
Feb 15, 2019
Small Worlds hold keys to questions about our solar system and the origin of life on Earth.
Feb 4, 2019
NASA uses CubeSats for new science missions and to test new electronics, sensors and software that might be included on larger missions.
ISS, Sky Watching, Meteor Showers
Dec 13, 2018
The Geminids meteor shower will be viewed from above by the Meteor camera on the International Space Station, as well as from below by sky watchers on Earth.
Solar System, Sky Watching
Dec 12, 2018
People around the world have the opportunity to participate in the study of comet 46P/Wirtanen as it has a close approach with Earth in December of 2018
Nov 19, 2018
The Refabricator on the International Space Station is a hybrid 3D printer that can also recycle materials to make new items.
Solar System, Planets of Our Solar System
Oct 23, 2018
Lightning is beautiful and powerful, and has been observed on planets across the solar system.
Oct 5, 2018
NASA's ECOSTRESS mission is studying how plants sweat, providing detailed measurements of plant temperatures from space.
Oct 2, 2018
During the Year of Education on Station, NASA astronauts Joe Acaba and Ricky Arnold have shared their love of STEM and their passion for teaching.